How old is Benjy in Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury (1929)?

The retarded narrator of the first section of the Faulkner’s novel The Sound and the Fury is thirty-three years old.

Faulkner asked that Benjy’s stream of consciousness be printed in eight different colors of type to better express the layers of Benjy’s memory.

The request was not granted.

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